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Friday news round-up: 24 February 2017

Catch up with this week's SFHA members' news

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Charity unveils progress of innovative new housing

Blackwood housing sets new standard of accessibility


The construction of six homes, set to transform the lives of those with disabilities, is well underway in Dundee.

Designed and created by Blackwood, one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers, the innovative houses will set a new standard of accessibility by combining technology, modern construction and engagement to meet customers’ changing needs.

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Ayrshire Housing supports local charities

Housing association donates to organisations helping those facing homelessness or financial pressures


Ayrshire Housing always supports worthy causes at this time of year. This year, £2,000 was shared between Care and Share, Cash for Kids – Ayrshire, the Salvation Army and the South Ayrshire Foodbank. The housing association said that it chose all of the organisations for the good work they do helping those facing homelessness or financial pressures.

Bield takes steps to better access

Investment boost for Bield retirement housing 


A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility.

Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift.

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New family homes for South West Greenock

River Clyde Homes submits plans for new homes



Plans have been submitted for a £2.6 million investment to build 20 new family homes in the South West area of Greenock.

River Clyde Homes, the Inverclyde-based housing association, has drawn up a planning application for 20 terraced and semi-detached homes for the Mallard Crescent area. It comprises six two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom homes, designed by Chameleon Homes.

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Kingdom support and care staff keeping safe

Housing association works with Police Scotland


Kingdom Housing Association is once again working closely with Police Scotland to beat crime and stay safe.

Kingdom support and care staff are currently attending a series of community safety events organised by Police Scotland at the association’s James Bank Service in Dunfermline.

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